GLSA-200904-02 : GLib: Execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36085


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-02 (GLib: Execution of arbitrary code)

Diego E. Petteno` reported multiple integer overflows in glib/gbase64.c when converting a long string from or to a base64 representation.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to perform a base64 conversion via an application using GLib, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GLib 2.18 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/glib-2.18.4-r1' All GLib 2.16 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/glib-2.16.6-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36085

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200904-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/06

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:glib, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4316

BID: 34100

OSVDB: 56386

GLSA: 200904-02

CWE: 189